James Mckean - Vocals / Daniel Nash - Guitars / Andrew Traynor - Guitars / Pierre Charlesworth - Bass / Alistair Morrison - Drums
Departures are a melodic hardcore five piece from Glasgow, formed in 2007. Having released a split CD & 7" in 2009/2010 the band really started to create a major buzz and energy within the British hardcore scene with the release of their debut album, 'When Losing Everything Is Everything You Wanted', on FITA Records in 2011, promoting a unique brand of passionate modern hardcore, taking influences mainly drawn from early 2000's hardcore, with strong melodic guitar riffs and emotional lyrics and subject matter.
With the release of 'When Losing Everything Is Everything You Wanted' came numerous offers of gigs and full tours with Azriel and then Heart In Hand as well as appearances at T In The Park & Hevy Fest.
In Early 2012 Departures released a 7" EP entitled 'Green Turns To Red, Then Turns To Gold' also released on FITA Records with two brand new tracks.
Below is a track from 'Green Turns..' 7" which best shows at the moment the direction of Departures and what to expect from their forth coming album.
Just as this 7" was released the band joined SGR Management (Feed The Rhino, Heart In Hand, TRC). In April IATDE Records (Architects, Gallows, Sylosis, Feed The Rhino ) after having their eye on the band since the release of their debut album got in touch and signed up the band for their 2nd full length, due to be recorded in August for a planned release late on in 2012 on CD & Digital on IATDE Records and on Vinyl with the bands original label FITA Records.
Whilst writing for their 2nd album Departures will also be going out on a European tour with new label mates Bastions in July and then a August UK tour with Balance and Composure/ PBTT /Seahaven, as well as appearances at Crash Doubt Festival & GhostFest.
25th Oct 2013 WEEKEND ONLY DEAL!! Today we're offering a weekend only deal on Departures amazing album 'Teenage Haze' album on CD for just £4 post paid in the UK.
When the weekend is over this CD is back to the normal price of £7
28th Apr 2013 Departure on tour with Shai Hulud in Europe! Departures have just finished their week tour around the UK with Stick To Your Guns and are now on their way to Europe to start their tour with Shai Hulud
26th Mar 2013 Departures 12" album, new video and tour details! We now have in stock Departures 2nd album 'Teenage Haze' on all 4 available colours of 12" vinyl;
Maroon Opaque - No Sleep Records
Solid Pink - No Sleep Records
Ultra Clear w/ White Haze - FITA Records(Gatefold)
Clear Purple w/ White Splatters - FITA Records(Gatefold)
To order please go to our store.
Departures have also announced loads of tour dates of late, including a full mainland European tour with Shai Hulud!
April 21 - Hit The Deck Festival - Nottingham, UK (w/Stick to Your Guns, First Blood, Hundredth)
April 22 - Cathouse - Glasgow, UK (w/Stick to Your Guns, First Blood, Hundredth)
April 23 - NQ Live - Manchester, UK (w/Stick to Your Guns, First Blood, Hundredth)
April 24 - The Fleece - Bristol, UK (w/Stick to Your Guns, First Blood, Hundredth)
April 25 - Underworld - London, UK (w/Stick to Your Guns, First Blood, Hundredth)
April 28 - May 10 - Shai Hulud European Tour
June 16 - Electric Circus - Edinburgh, UK
June 17 - Tunnels - Aberdeen, UK
June 19 - Ironworks - Inverness, UK
June 20 - PJ Malloys - Dunfermline, UK
June 21 - The Brickyard - Carlisle, UK
To back up the tour dates we have released the first video from 'Teenage Haze' fans favourite track '21', check it out below and please like.
19th Nov 2012 Departures Brand New Album 'Teenage Haze' to Be Streamed On Rocksound From 11am on Tuesday 20th November the whole of the Departures album 'Teenage Haze' will be streamed on Rocksound.TV till 12 midnight Thursday 22nd November make sure you check it out!
Copies of 'Teenage Haze' will be availavle on CD and LP from ourselves along with an exclusive tshirt!
6th Nov 2012 Departures and History Of The Hawk's Amazing Reviews After 2 major magazines Departures and History Of The Hawk are sitting neck to neck with 4/5 from Big Cheese and 8/10 from Rocksound each.
Big Cheese 4/5 - 'Teenage Haze' is a mature and emotional rollercoaster that it's well worth taking the ride on!
Rocksound 8/10 - This album contains immense strength and resolve
History Of The Hawk
Big Cheese 4/5 - With hints of the frenzied assault of Converge, the off-kilter stylings of Fugazi and the ballsy punk rock of Gallows, this is an invigorating, intriguing album
Rocksound 8/10 - Exposively jagged and consistently thrilling throughout, 'Future Ruins' is an absolute juggernaut of relentless sonic terror
Both albums are now available in our webstore on pre-order along with an exclusive tshirt to IATDE Records.
Full reviews can be read on the releases page just click on 'Releases' in main menu.